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also known as Koroshiya Ichi

Ichi the Killer2001

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  • 3.8
When a Yakuza boss is murdered and his money is stolen, both truth and revenge are brutally sought. Leading the charge is Kakihara (Tadanobu Asano), the bleach-blonde pain junky whose interrogation methods are fetishistically sadistic. As the layers of the sordid tale are peeled back, it appears that someone is trying to turn rival gangs against each other. The centerpiece of this strategy is Ichi the Killer (Nao Omori), a mysterious and completely unhinged master of slaughter. When the final showdown comes, it's a psychologically cataclysmic event. This one-of-a-kind, over-the-top, stomach-churning, live-action cartoon from Takashi Miike (CROWS ZERO, SUKIYAKI WESTERN DJANGO) remains an extreme and influential modern classic.

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If you don't love this movie, you are a bad person.

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If you don't love this movie, you are a bad person.

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FANFUCKINGTASTIC !!!!

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Even though I usually only watch 3D movies, Ichi the Killer is the Shit!

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Incredibly Bloody Movie with crazy but cool charcters. the plot is easy enough to follow, plenty details in all from special effects, music and filming. this movie is a premium yakuza splatter.

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totally crazy brilliant_crazyinsane & wanderful

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THIS MOVIE IS TOO GRAPHIC WELL DIRECTED BUT TOO EXTREME FOR ENTERTAINMENT I DO NOT RECOMMEND IT AND I COULD NOT KEEP WATCHING IT EVEN THOUGH I WATCH A LOT OF HORROR MOVIES ALTOUGH FANDOR S TRULY THE PLACE FOR A FANTASTIC MASSIV COLLECTION OF DIVERSE AND EXCEELLENT AND SHOULD BE YOUR NUMBER 1 CHOICE FOR ENTERTAINMENT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Infamously gruesome and sadistic horror film that is so over-the-top -it is next to impossible not to watch.

The gore is taken to point of the absurd. It soon becomes more comical than disgusting.

This film made Asano Tadanobu a full-fledged International Movie Star. And it is earned. His performance is at once hilarious and disturbing.

Often hard to determine if Takashi Miike is more interested in shocking or amusing us. In the end, he manages to do a little of both.

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Lots of gruesome, twisted style and sometimes hilarious, but the sadism was sometimes unwatchable. Asano is absolutely terrific as the sadist/masochist hit man, and it’s deeply disturbing how compelling he makes the pain-fetishizing psychopath.

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If someone figures this one out then let me know!

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over the top sordid. not sure why i watched it to the end. puts US splatter movies in the peanut gallery. not sure if that's a good thing.

Absolutely disgusting and repulsive. I loved it.

This flick is dripping with awesome.

semen drips from some leaves while the rapists of the girl with the mutilated face are murdered by shoes with blades on them

I've seen this movie about 15 times and know it forwards and backwards. I love it. It's one of my favorites. But THIS version is edited! Some key moments are left out and it makes no sense. Do yourself a favor and either buy the movie or watch it somewhere else online where you can see the FULL VERSION.

THIS MOVIE SUCKS!!!!

when I first heard of this movie, I thought it was gonna be another crazy ass Japanese slasher movie. I was so wrong. It is in the still of the Hard-boiled Yakuza redemption movies. Yeah, lot's of gore, lot's of violence. Lot's of Japanese film noir. As the Japanese can only do...